Westview Healthcare Center is a very-large nursing home located in Auburn, California. We gave this nursing home an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. Keep in mind that Auburn received a far more impressive city grade of B, so you should definitely consider some other options in the city. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Westview Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
12225 Shale Ridge Lane,
Auburn CA 95602
73.9% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Westview Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
Even though this nursing home's overall score was terrible, it actually didn't perform as badly in nursing. We awarded it a B- for this area. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This place provides 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is better than average. In calculating our nursing grades, we apply additional weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Finally, we also considered quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home was above average in several of the major areas we focus on, with good scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are often accurate indicators of the quality of nursing care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to discover that this facility earned a reasonably solid short-term care rating in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. Short-term care ratings are vital for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. This nursing home performed better in this statistic. It performed better than most facilities in this area with 54.8 percent of its patients returning home. For most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to find that this nursing home received a reasonably solid long-term care rating this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. In our long-term care assessment, we focus on the sheer volume of care provided by a facility, along with a few qualitative measures. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.74952 percent of its residents, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.2 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
Turning the final category of inspections, we gave this facility a grade of just D for our inspection category. This proved to be this facility's weakest category. We take a poor grade in this category very seriously. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. We would pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with 3 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westview Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westview Healthcare Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westview Healthcare Center, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westview Healthcare Center, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westview Healthcare Center, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westview Healthcare Center, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westview Healthcare Center, 4.32% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westview Healthcare Center, 96.21% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westview Healthcare Center, 8.35% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westview Healthcare Center, 14.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Westview Healthcare Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westview Healthcare Center, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westview Healthcare Center, 9.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westview Healthcare Center, 79.69% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Auburn, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Auburn, California has 4 other nursing homes
- Sutter Auburn Faith HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.63 miles away11815 Education Street Auburn California 95603Voluntary non-profit - Private(530) 888-4500
- Kaiser Foundation Hospital - RosevilleAcute Care Hospitals 16.34 miles away1600 Eureka Road Roseville California 95661Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 784-4000
- Sierra Nevada Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.31 miles away155 Glasson Way Grass Valley California 95945Voluntary non-profit - Other(530) 274-6000
- Mercy Hospital of FolsomAcute Care Hospitals 19.73 miles away1650 Creekside Drive Folsom California 95630Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 983-7400
- Auburn Dialysis Center0.87 miles away3126 Professional Drive #100 Auburn California 95603CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (530) 886-8221
- Rai Lincoln Dialysis11.95 miles away811 Sterling Parkway Lincoln California 95648CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (916) 434-5597
- Rai Fairway Rocklin14.15 miles away6000 Fairway Drive Ste #14 Rocklin California 95677Dialysis Stations: 14 (916) 624-3871
- Rai Secret Ravine Parkway15.16 miles away1451 Secret Ravine Parkway Suite 130 Roseville California 95661CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (916) 773-4000
- Davita Roseville Dialysis Center16.37 miles away1836 Sierra Gardens Dr., Suite 150 Roseville California 95661CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (916) 772-0306
- Rai Harding Blvd16.73 miles away1781 Santa Clara Drive Roseville California 95661Dialysis Stations: 16 (916) 746-0071
- Grass Valley Dialysis Center18.88 miles away36o Crown Point Circle, Suite 210 Grass Valley California 95945CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (530) 477-0734
- Orangevale Dialysis Center19.89 miles away9267 Greenback Lane #a2 Orangevale California 95662CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (916) 988-5666